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If anybody is interested in shooting small bore silhouette, here is a pdf of the targets:

Small Bore Silhouette Targets

A buddy and I made some practice targets using those as a guide:



Now all we have to do is practice, practice, practice!

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Hey now thats a good idea for shooting silhouette with our 10/22's. ;)

Did you use a welder for the frame joints?
 

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Originally posted by cajungeo
Hey now thats a good idea for shooting silhouette with our 10/22's. ;)

Did you use a welder for the frame joints?
Yes, my friend is a welding instructor/artist and has all the equipment for metal working in his home shop/studio.

We cut the targets out of 1/8 inch steel plate and then just drilled a hole in the tabs and twisted them so they'd hang pretty much straight. For the frames we bent some 1/4 inch steel rod and welded in the cross-piece and added some weld beads on either side of each target so they won't slide around too much.

We made a set for each of us, it took about 3 hours and a few beers. ;)

I'm heading out to the range to break 'em in today! :D

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Back from the range!

Well, the smallest targets took a pounding at 40 meters(or so) and bent up a bit. The larger sizes had small dents.

I think we need a bit thicker steel or just some rod on the back to make them stronger.

Great fun to make 'em spin! That is when I can hit them! :rolleyes:

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For the silhouette matches, don't they shoot from 75 to 125 yds? That will take a lot of steam out of the 22 LR.
 

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For the silhouette matches, don't they shoot from 75 to 125 yds? That will take a lot of steam out of the 22 LR.
If you print that PDF of the targets, they go 40, 60, 77, 100 meters. A meter is a little more than a yard, so max distance is around 110 yards.

Here's the rules:

SMALLBORE RIFLE AND SMALLBORE HUNTING / RIFLE SILHOUETTE / NRA
Matches are shot with .22 Caliber rimfire rifles, from the standing position. Chickens at 40 meters, Pigs at 60 meters, Turkeys at 77 meters, and Rams at 100 meters. Each shooter is allowed 2.5 minutes to fire 5 shots at 5 targets. The target must be knocked off the stand to count as a hit. A match usually consists of 10 shots at each animal for a total of 40 shots.

We paced off distances today, not accurate but close enough and MAN are those rams hard to hit at 100 meters. It was gusting pretty bad, but great fun! We shot over 500 rounds of ammo in a couple hours - the targets held up ok at the longer distances since we only hit them a few times!

- Beta_MO

Here's a cool table I found of rimfire ballistics:

http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/proszak/Rimfir...Ballistics.html
 

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Thanks for Tutorial, on Silhouette, shooting, sounds like fun. Also thats a cool chart, I added it to my favorite list.
 
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